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#6491895 - 10/12/16 08:07 AM Guns you'd never sell ??
Creedmoor Offline
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I'm certain that a bunch of you guys have guns in your possession that you'd never, ever entertain selling because of various reasons. I thought it would be interesting to see what everyone has ... and more importantly ... WHY they'd never sell them. There are always some interesting stories in some of the backgrounds.

Winchester Model 190 Deluxe autoloader with Zebra Wood stock. My father bought this gun for 2 Dollars. He was a coin collector and traded 2 silver dollars to another coin collector for the rifle. It is in pristine condition. I've owned it for over 35 years.

Remington Premier 28 gauge. Rare gun and you won't see these at gun shows. They were manufactured by Sabatti in Italy, and were Remington's effort to get into the O/U market and compete with Weatherby, etc but were way overpriced. I bought this one off the shelf at the local Academy for $599 and it was covered with dust. Counter guy said it had been there for over 3 years that he knew of. This gun has seen competition use on the skeet field by my son for over 5 years and he would never give it up.

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#6491937 - 10/12/16 08:29 AM Re: Guns you'd never sell ?? [Re: Creedmoor]
janie Offline
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Registered: 08/30/05
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I'll prolly get laughed at, but my single shot .22 from Sears, is just way to much fun to ever think about getting rid of.
He is your friend defender your dog. Be worthy of such devotion

#6491974 - 10/12/16 08:45 AM Re: Guns you'd never sell ?? [Re: Creedmoor]
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Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
My 30-30, had it for 46 700BDL 30-06 always right on the target.

#6491985 - 10/12/16 08:49 AM Re: Guns you'd never sell ?? [Re: Creedmoor]
GLC Offline

Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4907
Loc: BenBrook Texas
Small frame Ruger Bearcat .22 that I bought for $20 in 1974. Still in great condition. Of course my wife pretty well claims it to be hers now. Also my Remington Nylon 66 and a full size Ruger .22 mag revolver that was willed to me when my FIL passed.

#6491992 - 10/12/16 08:53 AM Re: Guns you'd never sell ?? [Re: Creedmoor]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 27799
Loc: Texas
any inherited guns.

I really have no intention of selling any gun I ever buy.
It's hell eatin em live

#6492000 - 10/12/16 08:57 AM Re: Guns you'd never sell ?? [Re: Creedmoor]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8789
Loc: Lubbock, TX
I have two revolvers my grandfather had, a S&W K-38 with target grips, trigger, and sights, and a Colt .38 Detective Special. I also have a ~1980 Remington 788 .243 (22" barrel) that was my first gun (after my Benjamin air rifle). Those three will definitely stay in the family as long as I'm alive.

#6492005 - 10/12/16 09:02 AM Re: Guns you'd never sell ?? [Re: Creedmoor]
Eastwood Offline

Registered: 12/21/11
Posts: 125
My great uncle, who passed in 92' was real Texas cowboy. He and my aunt never had any children and he favored me late in his life. When I was about 10 he took his old Winchester model 94 30-30 off the wall, loaded it and unloaded it one last time. Then he gave it to me and told me it was mine. I've taken several deer and pigs with it over the years, but not in while. I really need to break it out again soon. It's what he would have wanted.

#6492023 - 10/12/16 09:14 AM Re: Guns you'd never sell ?? [Re: Creedmoor]
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My dad's pre '64 Model 70.

#6492027 - 10/12/16 09:18 AM Re: Guns you'd never sell ?? [Re: Creedmoor]
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I just inherited several from my Dad that I will never sell. I have three 30-06's and two of them are same model but I would never sell them, one was my Dad's, one was my Grandfathers and one was my wife's Grandfathers. I have at least 10 .22 l.r's and several shotguns, misc. rifles, would lose my house before I sold any of them.
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.

#6492035 - 10/12/16 09:26 AM Re: Guns you'd never sell ?? [Re: Creedmoor]
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Dads Benjamin Silver Streak that he grew up hunting with. Also have a High Standard HD M103 (IIRC) with US Military Stamps and grips that my Dad inherited from his father and passed on to me. Crazy accurate with an incredible trigger. I also inherited a very interesting pistol from my late grandfather who emigrated from Germany. It is a JP Sauer and Sohn 38H pistol with the original Officer's holster and two magazines. Made from 1938-41 by the company that eventually split up to form Sig Sauer. Going off of memory here, I think it is the first pistol that they made that featured a de-cocking lever so that is kind of cool. It also has Ivory grips and is in great condition. I had it checked out by a trusted gun shop and the older guys in there were drooling over it, but it will never be for sale. I've shot it a handful of times and it is a very cool piece of history.

#6492043 - 10/12/16 09:32 AM Re: Guns you'd never sell ?? [Re: Creedmoor]
Sirrah243 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 2014
Loc: Llano County TX
Harrington and Richardson Topper Model 12ga shotgun. My first gun given to me by my parents for Christmas.
“A hunt based only on the trophies taken falls far short of what the ultimate goal should be.” -Fred Bear

#6492044 - 10/12/16 09:33 AM Re: Guns you'd never sell ?? [Re: Creedmoor]
swmays Online   content
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Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 6231
Loc: Dallas / Hopkins Co.
My dads A5 from about 1969. 26" improved cylinder with VR. Many, many quail and dove have been taken with it. Some how we lost the 30" full choke barrel. Many waterfowl taken with that combination. I still shoot it on occasion. Lot's of confidence when shooting it.

#6492047 - 10/12/16 09:34 AM Re: Guns you'd never sell ?? [Re: Creedmoor]
MO Offline
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Registered: 01/25/07
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Loc: Cherokee Co, Tx
90% of what I have is not for sale,



#6492063 - 10/12/16 09:43 AM Re: Guns you'd never sell ?? [Re: Creedmoor]
Earl Online   content
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As anyone that follows my posts knows, I sell a lot of what I acquire to fund other purchases. The exception are those that I inherit or are gifted to me such as my father's pre-Garcia Sako Finnbear .270 that took every deer he ever killed. Or his Savage 3D single shot .22 that was his first rifle at 13, then my first at 13, and my oldest son's first at 13. Three generations learned to shoot with that rifle. Like the OP I have a Winchester 190 .22 semi (though mine is not the deluxe model but the plain hardwood version), that was my grandfather's. Those stay and are passed on to my sons. I will also not sell the 1960's Remington 700 BDL .270 that is my hunting rifle. That too will be passed on to one of my boys. I also maintain a black rifle collection the likes of which could outfit a rifle Platoon. I truly believe that bad times are coming one day. If not in my time, they will be preserved and passed on to the boys to ensure they have what they need to defend their families no matter what happens.

Edited by Earl (10/12/16 09:51 AM)

#6492104 - 10/12/16 10:00 AM Re: Guns you'd never sell ?? [Re: Creedmoor]
P_102 Offline
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Registered: 09/23/08
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First gun 54 years ago, Remington single shot .22lr.
Winchester Mod 12, 16 ga. bought 40 years ago and still points better than any I own.
Remington 3200 in 95+% condition.

Do not trifle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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